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Eva Keith and Omanii Abdullah from the Ubuntu Institute for Community Development will speak to us via Zoom on Wednesday, April 21st at 7 pm
There is much we can do to help one another and our neighbors through the pandemic.
We care for our community:
- Our Social Justice team has reached out to our community partners, especially groups like TOTAL Ministries and PASOs, to ask what support would be most helpful at this time and going forward. We have also communicated with our City Manager and District Councilwoman to offer our help at any time. There will be many ways that we can help.
- Please hold in mind and heart those who serve at the forefront of the pandemic–our medical and social workers, our sanitation and food distribution workers, civic leaders, and each person answering the call to serve.
- Give blood: Usual blood donations have plummeted, and blood is needed for medical care. Special procedures have been put in place by The Blood Connection to ensure physical distancing and to sanitize the donation space after every donor’s visit:
- Sign up on-line here: https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/centers
- Advocacy: Hold our leaders accountable to act in the interest of all of us:
- Share your actions: Let us know what you are doing to help—making masks, donating supplies, helping neighbors, supporting organizations. We want to create a list of what our congregants are doing to help, as a way to share ideas with one another, to empower each other to act, and to create a narrative of all the ways we are lending a hand individually and as a congregation. Even the smallest acts can have a large impact. Send notes of your actions to Social Justice Chair Alice Sutton at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will share these on our website to encourage and motivate one another.
The Social Justice Bimestrial Meeting More >
Throughout the year
Social action is one of the most important things we do at UUCS. The role of the SJ Council is to help everyone in the congregation be involved in local, national, and global issues. Every member and friend is always welcome to come to a meeting to share ideas. We work for what we believe in: justice, equity, and compassion in human relations and in our relations with our world. Both our religious and our humanist teachings lead us to reach out and help others in the name of love.
Notes from the Social Justice Council:
South Converse Neighborhood
UUCS has long been a part of the South Converse Neighborhood. The South Converse Neighborhood Association has a monthly cleanup on the fourth Saturday of every month. UUCS Social Justice Committee decided to add our support every other month. Plan to meet at Park on South Converse Street, at the bottom of the hill of South Converse Street at 8:00 AM. The pickup lasts till about 10 am (or whenever you need to leave). It’s great to bring a pair of work gloves. Trash sacks are provided. Come, show our pride and care for our church neighborhood! Thanks!
TOTAL Ministries Food Bank
Suggested Food Donation for 2018: Olive or canola oil, popcorn, toothpaste, and peanut butter are especially welcome.
The Social Action Committee is sponsoring a new way to donate to the TOTAL Ministries Food Bank. Each month, a category of healthier foods will be announced. If you can contribute the suggested foods, it helps fill a specific need. And remember: All Donations Are Welcomed And Appreciated!